Janhi Aloo Posto Recipe | Ridge Gourd with Poppy Seeds Paste | No Onion No Garlic

Janhi Aloo Posto – The combination of Janhi and Posto is popular in every Odia and Bengali household. Janhi Aloo Posto is known as Jhinge Aloo Posto in Bengali. Posto (or Poppy seeds) paste is used in this recipe. Peanuts are used to enhance the taste and thicken the gravy. Specially for those who prefer recipe without using onion and garlic, this is a delight for their taste buds.

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Ingredients:

Ridge Gourd / Jhahni – 1 bowl (scraped and cut in small pieces)

Potato / Aloo – ¼ bowl (peeled and cut in small pieces)

Green chili – 2 (cut in julienne)

Poppy seeds / Posto – 2 tbsp

Peanuts – ¼ bowl

Cumin Seeds / Jeera – 2 tsp

Mustard seeds – 1tsp

Tomato – 1 medium (finely chopped)

Turmeric powder – 1 tsp

Salt – 1 ½  tsp

Curry masala – 1 tsp

Method of preparation:

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Soak the posto (poppy seeds) in water for 10 mins.

Stir fry the peanuts in 1 tsp oil.

Grind the peanuts and posto with water to form a paste.

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Place a pan on medium flame and add 2 tbsp oil. Once hot, add 2 tsp cumin seeds, 1 tsp mustard seeds and green chili.

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When the seeds crackle, add the aloo and sauté for 2 mins.

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Then add the ridge gourd (jhahni) and sauté for 3 mins.

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Add the peanut-posto paste and sauté for 3 mins.

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Add tomato, turmeric powder, salt and sauté for 3 mins.

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Add 1 cup water and mix well.

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Simmer the flame, cover the pan and cook for 15 mins. Check whether the vegetables are cooked properly. Cook for some more time if needed.

Serve hot with rice/roti/paratha.

Janhi Aloo Posto Recipe

Janhi Aloo Posto Recipe

 

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2 Responses to “Janhi Aloo Posto Recipe | Ridge Gourd with Poppy Seeds Paste | No Onion No Garlic”

  1. Partha Pratim Chali says:

    I liked it verymuch;I was searching such uncommon recipe.My guest appreciated it very much.

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